Hi everyone! Today my guest is Shawna from Nuts to You! Shawna is going to be sharing her very most favorite cake! I remember when she first told me about it (ages ago it seems) and I have been dying to make it ever since! Well today is the day.. I'll be whipping this little puppy up for Mr. RonChops chocolaty enjoyment. I'll be sure to post a pic next week!
Let's jump right into the interview shall we!?!
LollyChops: What's your favorite ingredient when cooking?
Shawna: I love garlic! It is so good at keeping you healthy and it adds such nice flavor!
LollyChops: If you were a salad, which dressing would you pick?
Shawna: If I were a spinach salad with raisins and apples, I would pick French. Anything else, Honey Mustard.
LollyChops: What's your favorite ice cream flavor?
Shawna: Have you ever heard of Death By Chocolate? That is it!
LollyChops: I hope I go out that way myself..
LollyChops: Who is your favorite celebrity chef?
Shawna: Shockingly enough (wink, wink), I like Paula Deen. I like her recipes, but I also think she is so personable and funny!
LollyChops: Shocking!!! hehehe She IS fantastic!
LollyChops: What's your favorite color combination? Do you find yourself gravitating toward it over and over?
Shawna: My very favorite color is yellow. Our daughters' room is painted yellow, and it is my favorite room. I would probably do the whole house in it. Except for the kitchen, which I would like to be red! Yellow is such a sunshiny and joyful color! Now to wear, I like blue. I have a lot of blue!
LollyChops: Have you ever started a vegetable garden. If the answer is yes - what did you grown in your last one. If no, what would you grow in one if you started it.
Shawna: I had a garden in high school. I had it for a few years, but my dad finally put an end to it because I hated to weed it! I always started out well, but things quickly went downhill. I grew green beans, peas, carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and peppers. There might have been more, but I can't remember. That was five years ago at least!
LollyChops: You mean we graduated at the SAME time???
Thanks for sharing a little piece of you with everyone Shawna! On to the recipe!
Note: This is a Paula Deen recipe, I cannot take credit for coming up with it! I just make it all the time. I think it tastes best if you let it cool all the way before eating it.
Double Chocolate Gooey Butter Cake
1 c butter, separated into halves, melted
1 pkg chocolate cake mix
3 large eggs
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3-4 T cocoa powder
1 1lb box 10x sugar
1 t vanilla
Heat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center. Lightly butter a 13x9 cake pan. In a large bowl, stir together cake mix, 1/2 c butter, and 1 egg until well combined. Evenly pat into prepared pan and set aside.
Beat cream cheese on med until smooth. beat in 2 eggs and cocoa until well combined. Reduce speed to low and add sugar. Beat until well combined. Gradually beat in 1/2 c butter and vanilla, beat until smooth. Spread over cake mixture in pan.
Thanks again Shawna!
Don't forget to download this week's recipe card!
Next week my guest is going to be Tricia of Hippie Family and she's making Spinach Lasagna Roll Up's! YUMMERS!
HUGS & x's,
P.S. I had a blast at my bead class yesterday! I cannot wait to share the pics with you this week!